Yeah, unfortunately one nasty bug in particular ruined my enjoyment of NOLF2. Even the latest patch didn't fix it.
Sound effects would keep cutting out after a while on every level. I know it's a bug in the game, because someone found a sort of in-game "cure" for it, that would temporarily fix the sound for a short time. It came down to NOLF2 not properly initializing sound channels or "voices", on certain hardware. (In my case, the Soundstorm APU in the nForce2 chipset on my motherboard.)
Also, NOLF2 would randomly lock up during cutscenes and I'd have to do a hard reset. Again, probably related to the sound issue. The animations are cued by and synchronized with the sounds, so if a sound doesn't play, the animation gets "stuck" waiting for it? (Just a guess on my part.)
Unforunately, these bugs, and the lack of funny conversations, seriously dampened my enjoyment of NOLF2.
I had way more fun playing NOLF1 . . . never locked up, and a lot more hilarious speeches to overhear. Of course, the graphics in NOLF2 are much better, but NOLF1 still doesn't look too bad by today's standards.
I hear Monolith is doing an expansion pack for NOLF2, and NOLF3 is a good possibility. I hope NOLF3 is more like the original. I WANT long cutscenes and LOTS of silly conversations!
Makes you wonder, if
is successful, will Monolith do an expansion pack for it too? What would you want to see in it?
I guess it's hard to say, since we're not even sure what's in the game itself. So then, what does everyone hope to see in the game?